Jefferson senior volleyball player Nick Kluzak is our OSF St. Anthony's Athlete of the Week. Kluzak is the lone returning starter for the J-Hawks this season.
"I was the only one that knew the real tempo of the varsity game and it was difficult," Kluzak said.
But the J-Hawks have come together behind their captain this season, staying near the top of the NIC-10 standings.
"I think he kind of stepped into that role as captain as the only returning player and really ran with it," Jefferson head coach Nicole Miller said.
Kluzak will continue his volleyball career at Clarke next year, but before that he hopes to string together a few more wins in a J-Hawk uniform.